Pistol rounds are easy to pick out of a crowd, aren’t they? Pistol rounds are short and boring. It doesn’t really get interesting until you start looking at some of the wild self-defense rounds. Rifle rounds, on the other hand, are long and pointy with cool bullets that have colored polymer tips. (The guys and […]

The Big Dance

In the 1970’s, 45 years ago, all the units of our American military machine were using the M1911A2 .45 caliber pistol, except the fly boys, who were using the .38 revolver.  Most folks are familiar with this history, and I’ve covered a bit of it in other posts regarding the .40 S&W and the FBI. […]

Guns Kill More Americans Than Terrorists Do

That was the headline on Jennifer Chaussee’s Science article in WIRED Magazine on October 2, 2015. This is a common ploy, or mistake, made by those in the media and our own neighbors. Ms. Chaussee is comparing an inanimate object (gun) to a person (terrorist.) This is a category mistake, making the sentence illogical. Here’s an example to show how ridiculous […]

Bye-bye Forty!

For those of you new to shooting, I imagine the number of ammo calibers available is dizzying. On top of that amazing array we throw in both digital and imperial measurements for fun. Let’s do a quick review of what’s on the market for general, common, center-fire handguns. We’ll look at these eleven cartridges: .32 ACP .380 ACP […]

Pistol Malfunction Review

There are three major categories of pistol malfunctions, numbered from one to three. These are important to know and understand in order to properly, safely, and quickly remedy the malfunction. Let’s walk through each category and review what should have happened, what did happen and how to get your pistol running properly again. Ammunition Malfunctions – […]